Gilich seeks to dress up Lighthouse pier area

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, who likes to promote Biloxi as “safe, friendly and beautiful,” on Tuesday evening will be asking the City Council to approve a $68,000 project to improve one of the city’s most high-profile venues, the area south of the Biloxi Lighthouse.

Gilich will be asking the council during its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to approve a $68,000 Tidelands-funded contract for low-bidder Twin L Construction to remove an imposing steel guard rail, curbs and signs and install a series of concrete ball bollards.

The measure is one of nearly two dozen resolutions on the agenda for the council meeting.

“What we’re looking to do is dress up and improve the area around the Lighthouse Pier,” said Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard. “Right now, the guard rail hampers pedestrian access to the beach. The concrete bollards will be visually appealing, less imposing, and will certainly allow easier access to one of the more popular places on Biloxi’s beachfront.”

 The improvements, which are expected to take 60 days, will also compliment the Biloxi Lighthouse and Biloxi Visitors Center, which are directly north of the site, Leonard added.
See the plan and photos of the overall site
See the Lighthouse resolution
See the complete agendas


News and notes

Responsible Gaming Education Week:   Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich today joined the gaming industry’s efforts to raise awareness about the importance of responsible gaming by proclaiming this week as Responsible Gaming Education Week.  To see the images from the event at Boomtown Casino, click here.

The week that was:  Last week the Fire Department responded to 176 calls for service, while the Police Department responded to 2,122 calls and the Community Development Department, in a rain-hampered week, issued 57 building permits with a construction valuation of $40,500. To see the complete reports, click here.